Nashville Field Division

Ohio Man Sentenced for Unlawfully Possessing Firearm at St. Jude

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Memphis, TN An Ohio man who unlawfully possessed a firearm at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been sentenced to federal prison. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, Aaron Cauley, 30, of Montgomery County, Ohio, threatened the mother of his child with a firearm inside of St. Jude.

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglaries

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Mt. Juliet and Pleasant View Police Departments and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from nRange and Elks Outdoors, both a federal firearms licensee (FFL).

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Montgomery Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Patriot Gun Sales, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

Columbia, Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy and to Threatening to Retaliate Against a Government Witness

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 17, 2016 – Justin Harris, 43, a/k/a “Cole,” of Columbia, Tennessee, pleaded guilty today before Chief U.S. District Judge Kevin A. Sharp, to conspiracy to possess and distribute between 150 and 500 grams of methamphetamine, and to threatening to retaliate against a government witness, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Henry County Man Sentenced to 204 Months for Unlawfully Possessing Assault Rifle, Attempting to Distribute Marijuana in Obion County Jail

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Jackson, TN – A repeat offender has been collectively sentenced to 204 months in federal prison for two separate crimes. Markia D. Patton, 30, of Paris, Tennessee has been sentenced to 190 months for possession of an assault rifle while attempting to traffic marijuana. Patton received an additional sentence of 14 months for conspiring to distribute marijuana in the Obion County Jail while incarcerated on the aforementioned case. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentences today.

Henry County Man Sentenced to 204 Months for Unlawfully Possessing Assault Rifle, Attempting to Distribute Marijuana in Obion County Jail

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Jackson, TN – A repeat offender has been collectively sentenced to 204 months in federal prison for two separate crimes. Markia D. Patton, 30, of Paris, Tennessee has been sentenced to 190 months for possession of an assault rifle while attempting to traffic marijuana. Patton received an additional sentence of 14 months for conspiring to distribute marijuana in the Obion County Jail while incarcerated on the aforementioned case. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentences today.

Man Who Murdered Wife Sentenced Federally for Unlawfully Possessing Multiple Firearms

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Jackson, TN – A Jackson man who fatally shot his wife has been sentenced federally for unlawful possession of multiple firearms. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, Michael Allen Smith Sr., 44, of Jackson, Tennessee, unlawfully possessed multiple firearms, including a Ruger .40 caliber pistol, which he used to fatally shoot his wife.

Barbara Grice Sentenced Following Guilty Plea to a Federal Firearm Charge of Possession of a Firearm in a School Zone

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Barbara Grice of Foley, Alabama, was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment following a November 2015 guilty plea to a charge of possession of a firearm in a school zone.

Nashville Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Trying to Bribe Witness

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – February 25, 2016 – Laquanda Boyce,33, of Nashville, Tenn., was sentenced today to serve five years in prison for her role in attempting to bribe the victim of a shooting, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Boyce pleaded guilty on September 4, 2015, to conspiracy to tamper with a witness. The shooter, Michael Calloway, was sentenced last week to serve 15 years in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition, conspiracy to tamper with a witness and attempting to obstruct justice.

South Carolina Native Sentenced to 180 Months for Leadership Role in A-PVP Trafficking and International Money Laundering Conspiracies

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On Feb. 19, 2016, Joshua Lee Lindsey, 30, of Lyman, S.C., was sentenced by the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 180 months in federal prison for his leadership role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy and an international money laundering conspiracy involving northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia, western North Carolina and western South Carolina.

Nashville Gang Member Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Prison for Witness Tampering Connected to a Shooting in Public Housing

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – February 22, 2016 – Michael Calloway a/k/a Oso, 21, of Nashville, Tenn., was sentenced Friday to serve 15 years in prison, after previously pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition, conspiracy to tamper with a witness and attempting to obstruct justice, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Nashville Gang Member Sentenced To Fifteen Years In Prison For Witness Tampering Connected To A Shooting In Public Housing

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – February 22, 2016 – Michael Calloway a/k/a Oso, 21, of Nashville, Tenn., was sentenced Friday to serve 15 years in prison, after previously pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition, conspiracy to tamper with a witness and attempting to obstruct justice, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Man Sentenced for Unlawfully Possessing Destructive Device

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Jackson, TN – A West Tennessee man has been sentenced to federal prison for unlawfully possessing an improvised destructive device. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, in May 2015, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Trezevant, Tennessee. Deputies met with the complainant and homeowner, who advised that Milton Edward Strain III, 30, of Trezevant, Tennessee, was in possession of a grenade.

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U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ATF MOST WANTED
Fugitive May Be Armed And Dangerous. Do Not Attempt To Apprehend.
24-hour telephone: 1-888-ATF-TIPS
To Provide Information Please Call 1-888-283-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

Defendant in Murder Case Pleads to Felony Firearm Possession

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Memphis, TN – A defendant allegedly involved in the murder of 7-year-old Kirsten Williams has pled guilty in federal court to a separate charge of unlawfully possessing a firearm. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the guilty plea today.

According to information presented in court, Jordan Clayton, 22, of Memphis, unlawfully possessed a Glock .40 caliber pistol.

Head Governor of FAM Mob Sentenced to 120 Months

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Memphis, TN – The alleged head governor of FAM Mob, a violent street gang based throughout North Memphis and Shelby County, has been sentenced to 120 months for felony firearm possession. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentencing today.

According to information presented in court, 28-year-old Jarvis Lewis, aka Jabo, of Memphis, unlawfully possessed a Jimenez Arms 9mm pistol.

ATF text
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ATF MOST WANTED
Fugitive May Be Armed And Dangerous. Do Not Attempt To Apprehend.
24-hour telephone: 1-888-ATF-TIPS
To Provide Information Please Call 1-888-283-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Mt. Juliet Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from nRange, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

On Jan. 6, 2016, the nRange, 9904 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, was burglarized and approximately 11 firearms were reported stolen to the Mt. Juliet Police Department.

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

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Hendersonville, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Hendersonville Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Guns and Leather, a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $3000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $6000.

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